Blog‎ > ‎

Vaccines Work To Build A Secure World-- Bangui, Central African Republic Thursday, 27 April

posted Apr 30, 2017, 6:05 PM by GAVI CSO   [ updated Feb 14, 2018, 7:05 AM ]

The Central African Republic has been experiencing Civil War since 2012, which has caused disruptions to an already fragile health system.  According to the United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), half the 4.6 million people living in CAR rely on humanitarian assistance. 

Despite the ongoing conflict and challenging contexts, parents value and seek out immunisation services for their children. Here we witness a community immunsation sensitisation session supported by the Société de la Croix-Rouge centraficaine (Red Cross Society of Central African Republic). 

Health services provision, including immunisation, can help to rebuild states after pro-longed civil conflict by rebuilding the population's trust in the government's ability to provide services. In addition, Civil Society Organisations often play key roles in supporting the health system both during civil conflict and afterwards throughout the recovery process.